I guess the point of this article is to try to convince you to pay attention and take all the precautions to protect yourself and others from this horrible virus. If I may be blunt, this virus had killed and sickened many of our people. And sadly, it seems like we don’t care that much.
I was at the market just yesterday and I saw most of the people with no mask were Pacific Islanders. I don’t know why but it’s really is mind bugling knowing how this virus had disproportionately affecting our community.
And with all that said, I must say lots of our young folks sailed through all storms and had graduated from their perspective schools. As a community of Pacific Islanders, we must give a huge shout out to these special class of 2020. They did it!
A special class indeed. And to my three graduates in the photos below, I say job well done boys. Sky is the limit. Go get it.
I must also add, we as a community, as Pacific Islanders, must allow our youths to join the Black Lives Matter movement to express themselves.
It’s not because we are against a race or the Police, but because we saw INJUSTICE and no one, I mean NO ONE can just stand idly when we all saw what transpired during that arrest of Mr. Floyd. It’s outrageous! Even the police are against that.
And for our youths, it’s movements like this that brings out their interest in serving the public good. So, in my humble opinion, we should allow them to participate in it because it will help spark their interest in taking part in the public discourse. I am sure many of us, including those that question our involvement, or the involvement of our youths, would love nothing more than to see more of our people become future leaders of this nation.
There is nothing more provoking, stimulating and more impactful than to partake in something of such importance. We, the older gen, should just calm down and let our youths get involved. We should encourage them to partake in it and let them know that INJUSTICE will not prevail.